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Comfrey (Wild)

Cynoglossum virginianum
Comfrey (Wild)

Habitat

They bloom in the spring in open woodlands.

Description

The tiny, blue to lilac flowers have 5 petals and are grouped sparsely at the top of the plant. The leaves clasp around the hairy stem at their base.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 5 petals forming a bell
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Flower Color: Whitish yellow to light purple
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Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
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Plant Type: Wildflower (tall - 2-3 feet)
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Leaf Type: Lance to egg-shaped, large and entire (smooth edge) but covered in tiny, bristles.
  • Stem: Covered in tiny bristles

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